Living Stones by Laurel Talabere: Lithops are succulents which look like stones but are very much alive, have startling colors and extravagant showy flowers which open in the afternoon and close at night. #Laurel_Talabere #Lithops #Photography
The breathtaking African rainforest fruit that is the 'most colourful known to science'
The head of the 1ft 6in high Pollia condensata plant that ranges from Ethiopia to Angola and Mozambique, which scientists today revealed as the most colourful plant ever seen. Pollia condensata's vivid sparkle comes from the interaction of light with its skin, which contains layers of microscopic cellulose fibers. The effect is a metallic blue brighter than any yet described in a biological material.
Seed mats. Why would someone want to glue seeds to paper napkins or paper towels? So nice rows can be grown and not clumps of lettuce, carrots or beets (or any other plant). Yes, I learned the hard way--it's difficult to get those tiny seeds not in clumps in the soil! Seed mats make growing much easier.